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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 30th of March 2023



Thursday 30th March 2023

Lakes Entrance 

Garfish can still be found in the North Arm up to Kalimna Jetty, Cunninghame Arm for whiting and the odd pinkie and kingfish. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor. Trevally are around Bullock Island, best results on the incoming tide. Offshore at Six Mile Reef has trevally, leather jacket, whiting and gummies closer to the beach.

Lake Tyers

Bream are active in the main lake, also give Blackfellows Arm, Toorloo Arm, The Shallow Banks and The Glasshouse a go. Surf beach has salmon and tailor.

Mitchell River

Lake King and Lake Victoria for tailor with metal lures, Bream are in the river mouth. Flathead are around Eagle Point using prawn. Bass are still active at Lindenow and into the upper reaches taking hard body lures.

Tambo River

Around the river mouth for bream, whiting can also be found at the river mouth as well as The Snag’s, preferred bait being prawn.


The Reed’s, between the Two Bridges around the Swimming Hole and the river mouth are good for bream, best results with drifting bait’s, soft shell, prawn and plastics


Tailor can be found in Lake King biting on metal lures. Nungurner Jetty for garfish, bream are active in Boxes and Chinamans Creek.


Best spots for bream is in The Strait on drifting prawn, Tailor are in Lake King and Lake Victoria using metal lures.

Holland's Landing

Whiting are to be had around Carstairs Bank, The Strait, the Wood Pile and into Bull Bay on pipis. Blond Bay for bream and flathead chasing soft shell, peeled prawn and sandworm.


The Bream Classic was held last weekend with good sized bream landed. Surf beach for salmon and tailor. Offshore has gummies and flathead.

Bemm River

Plenty of bream and flathead about, the surf beaches have salmon and tailor, best results on pilchards and poppers.

Tamboon Inlet

In the river for bream taking prawn, Eagan’s Bank and Pelican Point for flathead biting on lures. Pinkies are at the Football Ground also taking prawn.


Town jetties and Goodwin Sands have bream on prawn and soft plastics, tailor are about biting on metal lures. Mulloway have also been spotted, offshore for a mixed bag.

Omeo High Country

All the rivers are still producing good sized trout, especially The Mitta Mitta, Gibbo and Livingston, mostly chasing floating earthworm and fly patents.


For the latest information on the current Algae situation and ‘do not eat shellfish’ advisory, please refer to the DEECA Water website: https://www.water.vic.gov.au/waterways-andcatchments/rivers-estuaries-and-waterways/blue-green-algae and the DEECA Customer Service Centre on 136186. Compiled and transmitted by East Gippsland Visitor Information Centres.

For information for your holiday, conference or event, contact us on 1800 637 060 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.visiteastgippsland.com.au/fishingreport Please note that both the Lakes Entrance and Bairnsdale Visitor Information Centres are Agents for Issuing Recreational Fishing Licenses. 

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